Susan is an Executive Sponsor of BNY Mellon’s Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) EMEA, and has played a critical role in furthering the WIN mission of ‘advancing female potential’, acting as a bridge between WIN and senior leadership. She regularly participates in internal panels and writes internal blogs to share her passion for this subject, as well as motivating aspiring women and emerging leaders. Most recently, she was the executive delegate at an employee forum on ‘Gender equality and culture’, where she tackled important questions around the gender pay gap approach and broader inclusivity. Susan has also leveraged her network to set up the Senior Women’s breakfast group. Acting as an informal think tank, the group use collective experiences, connections and leadership skills to support the advancement of female leaders and drive corporate diversity strategies. She has led the creation of the EMEA Legal Department’s Legal Citizenship network which consists of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), Community and Pro Bono streams, and championed a “Male Allies” programme, to raise awareness of the important role we can all play in furthering gender equality efforts. Externally, Susan is an advocate and participant of mentoring programmes that support diversity, including the 30% club mentoring programmes.